Motion to move murder trial submitted and rebutted

Motion to move murder trial submitted and rebutted

RED BLUFF, Calif. - A request to change the location of the murder trial against accused killer Quentin Bealer has been submitted by his defense attorney.

A rebuttal from Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen has also been filed.

Bealer's defense attorney, Shon Northam, wants the murder case against his client heard outside of the town where it all allegedly took place.

Response documents to Northam's change of venue motion show the District Attorney believes that option should no longer be on the table. According to the paperwork, filed by DA Cohen's office, Northam's request to move the murder trial out of Tehama County was filed past a previously agreed upon date.

Northam has stated time and time again that his client can't possibly get a fair trial in the town where the alleged killing of Red Bluff teen Marysa Nichols took place.

Bealer's attorney also included a binder filled with evidence documents, sighting "numerous stories" and media coverage "related to this case."

A judge will make the final call on whether the murder trial against Bealer will be held in Tehama County or somewhere else.

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